Aleppo, Syria is probably the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. With the first settlers dating to 6 millennia B.C. it has amassed incomprehensible amounts of history behind its walls. Aleppo used to be the biggest city in Syria, but since 2012 July the 19th, when horrors of Syrian War ensued, now Damascus, Syria's capital, is largest.

The Syrian Civil War, still happening today, has demanded deaths of thousands of civilians, and with the center of it all being Aleppo, the many barrel bombs dropped from helicopters have destroyed what used to be the oldest city in the world. The hammams, souqs, basilicas, and the ancient Old Town had turned to rubble because of this dispute. Not to mention the many peoples' lives it has destroyed.

Now, we do understand that these war pictures of the great city before and after the war is not our usual cheery topic to write about, but sometimes it's good to have a reality check.

Scroll down below to see the destruction of UNESCO World Heritage site in our picture list of Syria before and after the war.

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Ole Peder Amrud Hagen 3 years ago

A few years back I sat there and had an amazing meal in one of the friendliest cities I've ever visited. Now... an unbelievable tragedy.

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Pat Foley 3 years ago

horrendous

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Josiane Dazin 3 years ago

Horrific

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Antonia 3 years ago

Oh boy...

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Amber Shewalter 3 years ago

These photos make you think about how war can destroy things in an instant that took months or years to construct. And when it's a person who's destroyed, there's no way to "rebuild."

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HaRiKhIlZi 3 years ago

My grandparents born in there.. It breaks my heart see how destroyed this city is ????????

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Oana Dmt 3 years ago

:( so much destruction...

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HaRiKhIlZi 3 years ago

This is depressing!

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Marie Simmonds 3 years ago

These pictures actually made me cry

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Peter Atkin 3 years ago

Such a beautiful country, what a waist. My heart felt sympathy to you all past and present.

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Bluby Fisher 3 years ago

shows how prosperous syria used to be

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Kasia Ciesielska 3 years ago

These bomb craters makes me feel really bad :( Quo vadis World?

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Nancy Parker 3 years ago

My brain actually cannot accept this information. The destruction is quite inconceivable.

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Trina Risos 3 years ago

And what has this war given any of the Syrian people??

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MIR Sajjad Mehdi 3 years ago

What we see in pictures is only collateral damages, what can't be seen is a lot more; human sufferings, innocent people killed including women and children. Hospitals, schools and other educational institutions, place of worship ect. Displaced persons facing other brutalities of all sorts. Why all these sufferings to a country which was considered a peaceful place to live and no record of human rights violations. Then why all this continues to go on and on, what the united nation and the civilized world is doing, what is the hidden agenda behind the brutal human sufferings?

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Jennifer Davis 3 years ago

Some of the oldest Christian churches and Christian people are in Syria.

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anonymousdouchebag69420 3 years ago

I don't know bout you guys, but we shouldn't be concentration on being politically correct. Just let the gays and stuff like that have their marrage other countries, so we ca focus our concentration on things like this, saving trees, and not driving ourselves to extinction (*cough* global warming *cough* logging *cough*)

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Donald Murray 3 years ago

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These pics make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Donaldmurray683@gmail.com

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Mel Whatever 3 years ago

Terrible.

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Bistra Stoimenova 3 years ago

It's like Apocalypse Now - they have ruined it! So sad... :(

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Ana Almeida 1 year ago

Men can built soo much beautiful things...for many years...and then, in a few minutes they can destroy all of it... for what?! Soo sad :(((

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claire wright 2 years ago

Really depressing looking through these. What was a very prosperous country now looks like a building site. I am so terribly sorry to be from 1 of the countries that caused this. We should have left well alone instead of all the time thinking we know better.

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keith berry 2 months ago

Should have not fought Assad. Your pride let you not accept his government. Now your country is ruined

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David Longfils 3 years ago

It makes you realise why these people are so desperate to leave.

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